They say ‘it’s the journey not the destination that matters’ but we’d assume that they’d never tried to get a large family and all their luggage to Auckland Airport. Quite frankly, in our experience, it’s a traumatic exercise that’s fraught with danger. And that’s without trying to catch a bus or light rail!
Tensions run high, families squabble and even on short trips or holidays, some people pack enough clothes to outlast the end of days. With this in mind, here are 9 large 7 seater SUVs that are sure to get your journey started right.
At 4.892m long, the Ford Everest boasts a seat down luggage space of 2,010 Litres. It comes with plenty of family friendly capacity and 800mm of wading depth should things get wet out there.
The Tarraco is 4,735mm long and full of Spanish pizzazz. 1,775 litres of luggage space and a creative design that sets the tone for your vacation away.
At 5,075 mm and loaded with KODO style, the CX-9 offers comfort and Japanese craftsmanship, oh and 2,016 litres of luggage space.
Hyundai Santa Fe:
The Santa Fe has been a bit of a Kiwi fave for a number of years now. The 7 seater SUV has a length of 4690mm and 1,680 litres with seats folded down.
The Kodiaq is exactly 4.7m long and with all rear seats folded flat it has a luggage capacity of 2,005 Litres. It’s simply clever too, with loads of driver and passenger-friendly bits and bobs.
It’s 4,796 mm long and has 1,800 litres of luggage space with seats fully folded down. It’s solid to drive and comes with a very in-depth infotainment menu.
Hey BMW, what is your length? 5,151 mm and when you electrically fold down all the rear seats, a van-like 2,120 litres of luggage space is easily accessible via the powered split-tailgate
At 5,052 mm long, you can be sure that there’s plenty of legroom for all while you can enjoy 2,035 litres of luggage room if you fold down the middle row. Leather is everywhere and the MMI system is great.
The GLS is one (if not the) most spacious and poshist seven-seater on the market. It’s 5,207 mm long and fills every bit of it with Mercedes refinement and tech and it has 2,400 litres of luggage space to boot (or is that in the boot).